• Short Summary

    Ayala wins the 1963 Grand National - filmed in Technicolor.

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    This item is filmed in Technicolor.

    Aintree Race Course, Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Various shots of the crowd at Aintree racecourse gathered for the Grand National horse race. Tic-tac men signalling in the crowd, fashionable women choosing horses to bet on, bookies etc. Several shots of the horses being paraded in a paddock before the race. Good shot of American film star Gregory Peck in the crowd. Horses parading with jockeys on. Horses getting ready for the start. Start of the race - they go into back view. Travelling shots of the horses running and jumping. They go over first several jumps with no problems. Horses approaching Bechers jump. They go over and only one horse falls - Good Gracious. Out and About is leading the field as they continue racing. Horses go over canal turn, Out and About still in lead. Man in crowd watching through large binoculars. Horses go over Valentines, Out and About in the lead. They go over 11th jump without casualty. Out and About leading over water jump, field follows. Various shots of the horses racing and the crowd watching - many with binoculars. As the race progresses, the field gets closer to the leading horse. Out and About and Loyal Tan are racing very closely now, Out and About still leading. Ayala, Loyal Tan and French Lawyer follow very closely. Out and About loses the leading position - French Lawyer is in the lead with Ayala and Loyal Tan very close. Out and About is out of the race. Exciting footage of the ending - Ayala wins. Several shots of the large crowd gathered around Ayala and jockey Pat Buckley. Ayala in winner's enclosure with Pat Smythe garland around horse's neck. Ayala is owned jointly by trainer Keith Piggott, father of jockey Lester Piggott and the magic hairdresser Pierre Raymond, better known as Teasy Weasy. Pat Smythe standing next to Ayala.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:19:00 / 01:08:30:00

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